INHOUSE

Bespoke

At INHOUSE we offer a bespoke service for recruiting and supplying the very highest calibre of domestic and household staff to a discerning clientele.

Experienced

We have over twenty five years experience within the domestic staff recruitment industry, we place candidates both in the UK and worldwide. We pride ourselves in building a relationship with our clients and candidates.

We only put forward applicants who have a minimum of two years experience and with excellent references.

Specialist

We specialise in the highest calibre of household staff.

We can help you whether you are a client looking for household staff or a candidate seeking work.

Whatever your staffing needs we are here to help you.

  • Butlers
  • Chauffeurs
  • Chefs
  • Daily Maids
  • Estate Managers
  • Housekeepers
  • House Managers
  • Governess
  • Nannies
  • Personal Assistants
  • Secretaries

About Us

INHOUSE was set up in 2000 by Mary Dobson, who has been working in the industry since 1994.

We offer a discreet, bespoke service for discerning employers within private households and prestigious private establishments. We specialise in the very highest calibre of domestic staff on a full time, part time or on a temporary basis both in the UK and Internationally.

We can assist with all staffing needs, however large or small. We have successfully supplied candidates to professional city-dwelling families, working country estates, stately homes, holiday villas and ocean going yachts.

How We Work

We offer a quality service to both clients and staff and will not waste your time by sending unsuitable applicants nor waste the applicant’s time by sending them for unsuitable posts.

After establishing your requirements we provide you with a selection of suitable candidates from our extensive database. For each candidate we endeavor to produce résumé outlining a candidate’s details and include a photograph. Once you have chosen the right candidates we will arrange the interviews on your behalf.

Safeguards

All our applicants have gone through our rigorous process of personal interview, reference and previous employment history verification. They must have at least two years experience and / or relevant professional qualifications. We ensure that all applicants have legal rights to work in the UK.

All written references are personally verbally endorsed before any candidate would be considered for any suitable vacancy.

We pride ourselves on attention to detail and being fully up to date with all aspects of domestic service employment issues.
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It is our policy to follow up on our candidate’s progress and we are always available to discuss any issues, should the need arise. We offer a guarantee period during which we offer replacement staff as detailed in our Terms of Business.

Why Choose Us?

Through our knowledge in the industry, and are extensive contacts and attention to details, we have developed a strong reputation in excellence. We pride ourselves in our friendly, personal touch and take the time to build a strong relationship with our clients. Much of our business derives from personal recommendations.

Recent Vacancies

Housekeeper – live out Knightsbridge

We’re looking for a full time housekeeper for a substantial property in Knightsbridge. / The nearest station is Knightsbridge or South Kensington

The role is full time, five days a week, nine hours a day on a rota system.

The client is an UHNW lady with two teenage children, two dogs and a very busy life. She demands the highest standards, privacy and happy smiley people. She likes positive energy.

The house is not formal, however very, very high standards are kept.

The role includes all general house keeping duties, laundry, simple breakfast prep, very occasional cooking would be a bonus (although we have a chef). We are looking for someone with great experience at this level who can hit the ground running. A proven track record across multiple properties is a must.

The house is fully staffed with three housekeepers, head housekeeper, chef, drivers, security, maintenance and house manager. We muck in as a team and get the job done. We have a great positive core team and all get along really well. ​

We’re really looking for a great housekeeper, so we are willing to go higher in salary – right up to £50k for the right candidate, however, to achieve this top salary they must be truly top of their game. More realistically, we’d pay £40+ something, for a solid housekeeper with good all round skills and  the right can do attitude, who is prepared to learn skills when needed, and can show that they enjoy being part of a team

Note. The house does provide service throughout the day, so there is a shift system in place, 5 shifts per week (2 days off per week) each shift is 9 hours, weekends are shared, first shift starts at about 08:00, while the last shift starts at about 13:00 and finishes at 22:00. (Just occasionally there might be a 06:30 start)

The client loves staff who can show longevity and some nice work experience gathered in respected households and some deluxe hotel experience may be useful too

 

Nanny

 

French Native Speaking Nanny:  Family based in London N2

Our client is looking for  a residential nanny based in London N2 working a Rota (2 weeks living in/2 weeks off) French Native Nanny for her 2 daughters.

A UK-based family living in London is looking for an experienced and qualified nanny/ governess to work with 2 girls aged 9 and 11.

The candidate should speak native-level French and be experienced in teaching, as well as have a competent level of English to cope with living and working in London.

The ideal candidate should be mature and well-educated, ideally with a minimum of 7-8 years’ childcare experience. The governess should be warm-hearted, naturally great with kids, flexible, and caring.

There will be light housework around the children, not as major as a family has full-time housekeeper, helping with dressing, picking, and dropping to school, preparing a light meal, planning activities, helping with homework.

The schedule for this position is ROTA; 2 weeks on/ 2 weeks off. The candidate will be provided with a separate room in the family home.

The family enjoys travelling around the UK and plans to travel internationally when restrictions are lifted. The nanny would be expected to travel with the family in these circumstances.

The salary on offer for this position is based on 250 GBP nett/working day.

REQUIREMENTS:

Native-level French language nanny/ governess with knowledge of English

Age: Late 30’s, early 40’s.

Significant experience in a similar role

A well-educated, kind, creative person

Background check and references required

 

Please state if the candidate is based in the UK, if abroad – vaccination status

250.00 nett per day

Head Gardener – Private Estate

        

Job Type:                  Head Gardener – Private Estate  

Hours:                        Monday to Friday, 7:00am–5:00pm. Some Saturdays and Bank Holidays required during busy periods.

 

Job Description

A highly experienced Head Gardener with an accredited horticultural qualification (Level 3 or above) is sought to play a leading role on a stunning and historic 200-acre private estate in Ascot, Berkshire.

This position would suit a proactive, committed, and hands-on Head Gardener who has demonstrable experience of working within a large estate team. Expertise in garden design, woodland management, project procurement, safe working practices, and garden machinery and licensing are essential.

The Head Gardener will lead and manage a committed team of 10, to ensure that the gardens and wider estate are maintained to the highest possible standards. The ability to motivate and support the development of the existing team is highly desirable. Reporting to the Operations Manager, the Head Gardener will be required to manage external contractors and to work alongside landscape architects where necessary. As Head Gardener you will oversee the garden budget, maintenance schedules, and seasonal planting plans.

The Head Gardener will be expected to brief the Principal on garden projects on a regular basis, so discretion and good communication skills are necessary.

The estate encompasses approximately 60-acres of Grade I listed gardens, grass tennis courts, an outdoor swimming pool, rose garden, potager, large greenhouse and woodland glade. In addition to the main estate, the Head Gardener will also be responsible for overseeing the management of small ornamental gardens at the Principal’s London townhouse.

The Head Gardener will be joining the Estate at an exciting time, as they will have the opportunity to play a key role in the development and implementation of a garden legacy project. This is a rare opportunity for a talented gardener to take a significant step in their career and to utilise their varied skillset.

Candidates must have proven management experience, preferably working in both a private and public garden, and hold a full UK driving licence.

Candidates must have proven management experience, preferably working in both a private and public garden, and hold a full UK driving licence.

£48,000 per annum plus bonuses 3 bedroom cottage provided - Ascot SL5

Weekeend Nanny – Mayfair, London

A weekend nanny is required for a family based in Mayfair.  They have two children, a boy aged 14 months and a girl just over three years, hours required are from 9 a.m. to 7p.m.

Duties are taking the children to the park, entertaining them, preparing food, bathing and getting them ready for bed, basic nanny duties.

To start asap.

£20 per hour

Daily Housekeeper – Kensington, London

Our clients are returning to their London home after a period of absence, so they are looking to supplement the existing household team with an efficient, quick-thinking, proactive Daily Housekeeper, who is able to work proactively and methodically. It is vital that candidates show they can follow instruction and that they will work harmoniously alongside an established team of staff.

This formally styled, beautiful, contemporary private home close to Kensington High St & Holland Park boasts high-design interiors, airy reception rooms and bedroom suites, an indoor swimming pool, gym & spa, media room and formal gardens being meticulous, sharp-eyed and detail-orientated, with a friendly character and a vocational approach to their work and career. It is also expected that candidates show the highest level of discretion, and they must be backed up by excellent, checkable references.

 

  • 5 days on 2 days off
  • 3 months probation
  • Holiday entitlement => usual 20 days + 8 bank holidays pro rata to the start date

 

Obviously, housekeeping candidates must have a legal right to live and work in the UK, and have an established home in or close to London.

 

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The type of duties will include, but will not be limited to:

  • Maintain all areas in a clean, tidy and in the prescribed sanitised fashion
  • Wipe, wash, dust, polish, sweep and vacuum all areas
  • Service, clean, polish fittings and hard finishes, tidy and sanitise bathrooms and cloakrooms
  • Clean and polish mirrors and windows
  • Methodically and accurately label and sort items for washing, following care instructions, to ensure items are either machine or hand-washed or sent for dry cleaning
  • Iron, press & valet items, folding or hanging as appropriate, before returning to the rightful place
  • Empty, wipe clean and sanitise trash cans
  • Ensure client instructions and requests are understood and properly followed
  • Maintain a proper and correct level of stock of cleaning items
  • Use housekeeping equipment correctly and ensure it is always in good working order, with fluff-filters regularly cleaned, their surfaces wiped, and vacuum bags replaced and filters washed and properly dried before re-use. Report maintenance issues immediately to superior
  • Maintain immaculate, tidy and organised storage areas
  • Assist other staff members, such as the chef, especially during meal times

 

Candidates must:

  • Have proven housekeeping experience gathered in respected private homes and/or deluxe 5 star hospitality environments
  • Present excellent, checkable references
  • Exhibit an innate eye for detail, and show they can achieve immaculate standards of work
  • Show a friendly and cheerful disposition, and a willing, “can-do” attitude
  • Be able to follow instruction when given, but use initiative when the occasion arises
  • While the hours of work are rostered in advance, a level of flexibility may be required, to help during busy or unexpected events

 

£40k per annum

Nanny

Our client, a working mum and dad with 3 boys aged 5, 12 & 14 years old are seeking a good all rounder to manage this busy household and the 3 boys. Requirements as follows:

You will have an honest, kind, confident and proven experience in childcare

  • Tend to all childcare and school related duties along with household management keeping things ticking over, shopping, ordering, contractors etc.
  • Drop off and pick up from schools, social activities, liaise with school, emails, appointments, wardrobes, tidy kids rooms etc.
  • There is a part time cleaner who will do the hard cleaning however it would be expected that you have a ‘muck in’ attitude ie empty dishwasher, wipe down sinks, light sweep etc keeping the house tidy in between cleaner’s visits.
  • You will also have good family cooking skills to ensure mainly, the boys are looked after and something left for the parents.
  • Current lady is now studying at university, and after 3 years is leaving.
  • Driver a plus, but not a deal breaker.
  • No pets in household – highly allergic household.
  • Must have recent and checkable references and DBS (or willing to apply).
  • Hours Monday to Friday 8am to 7pm. Salary negotiable £550 – 600 npwk / upto £42,000 gross pa. Start 1st October

£600 net per week

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